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Waatea News Column: Our damaged, racist Prison Industry is the legacy of hate and spite as social policy

By   /  June 11, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

32 years after the Roper Report told us that our Prison system wasn’t working by jailing and punishing too many, we get another Justice Advisory report once again highlighting our debased prison system as deeply damaging, deeply racist and deeply counter productive.

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Waatea News Column: How is anyone surprised by the bullying report in Parliament?

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

How were any of us surprised by the bullying report into the toxic culture within Parliament? Look at how the State treats the weakest in society. Look at prisoners double bunked with serial sex offenders. Look at how new born babies are up lifted from their mothers at birth. Look at how almost every state […]

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Waatea News Column – White supremacy and terrorism

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Our SIS & GCSB are supposed to protect us from this type of act, yet despite being warned about the shooter and the Muslim communities own complaints about ratcheting violence, white supremacists weren’t seen as a threat and according to the last decade of SIS reports, have never emerged as a specific danger.

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Waatea News Column – The new stolen generation of Māori children

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Where is the outcry over this ramping up of seizing children and what extra resource has been put in place to protect those children once they have been taken?

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Waatea News Column: Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting that only “fit and proper persons” should be allowed to grow legal cannabis. That means anyone with a criminal conviction won’t be allowed to benefit from a legal cannabis market.

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Waatea News Column: Climate Change is here now – what will we do?

By   /  December 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

News last week that the latest studies show Antartica is in danger of melting should shake us from any complacency that climate change is some distant event at the end of the century.

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Waatea News Column – The attacks by National on Immigration Minister, Iain Lees-Galloway are ridiculous !

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The attacks by National on Immigration Minister, Iain Less-Galloway are ridiculous! The Minister based his decision on Karel Sroubek using the best information from the Ministry. Allegations and accusations aside, a 3 week inquiry will get to the bottom of the decision and then we will have clarity.

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